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Officials: Lack Of Vaccinated Nurses Forces Closure Of Long Beach Emergency Room




LONG BEACH, NY (CBSNewYork) – A Long Island hospital has been forced to close due to a lack of emergency room satellite staffing.

Procrastination for vaccines has a direct impact on health in the city Long Beach. The closure of the island’s emergency department only provided relief to patients Monday, CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff reported.

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Sal Gaimalveo, one of the last passports to be seen at the Long Beach ER, closed operations before 3 pm to 3 pm due to a lack of vaccinated nurses.

“It’s horrible. So what? When are we going to transfer all to Oceanside?” Gaimalveo said.


Yes, the only emergency room on this island works Mount Sinai Southern Nassau Hospital. Its main ER in Oceanside It’s 15-minute drive. Its president says 99% of hospital staff has been vaccinated, but 70 wards, along with eight ER nurses, are compulsory to comply with the state’s closure. Vaccine command.

“We said that on Monday we could not work anymore” Avhi Sharma said. “We lose those nurses like midnight. We have been able to continue to operate two different emergency departments, with the number of nurses available.

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Hospital officials say the closure could last for a month, as long as staff prepares for a proper vaccination. An ambulance will arrive there, but Long Beach officials say they were blinded by the news.

“I’m shocked and very worried about the island’s population. We are 50,000 people and we’ve found that we don’t have nearly any emergency care, which is absolutely unacceptable here,” said Long Beach City Council member and member Karen McInnis.

“Being closing the facility will also have an impact on all other Nassau County ERs,” Long Beach Town Manager Donna Gayden said.


They ask Mount Sinai South Nassau to treat it as a closure. An invitation to the public hospital to grant a mandatory vaccine extension has been denied.

“We can review if there is an extension. This question is numeric. It is simple,” Sharma said.

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As of Monday afternoon, the ER is closed. It is part of a patient that receives about 10,000 visits per year.